Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Bradley Fold (BL2 6)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Bradley Fold (BL2 6).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Bradley Fold is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 169, Brodick Drive, Bradley Fold, Bolton, sold for £225,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 135 square metres, the price per sqm is £1,666.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £2,350-£2,500, £2,500-£2,650, £2,650-£2,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 277 sales in Bradley Fold (BL2 6) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Bradley Fold (BL2 6)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Bradley Fold

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Bradley Fold (BL2 6). Of the 277 transactions, half were sold for between £1,500 and £2,570 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £2,570m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'BL2 6' is £2,000. The table below shows how 'BL2 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BL2 2 Bolton £1,260m2 £1,560m2 £1,950m2
BL2 5 Ainsworth £1,640m2 £2,200m2 £2,800m2
BL2 1 Bolton £1,450m2 £1,880m2 £2,580m2
BL2 4 Bradshaw £2,660m2 £2,890m2 £3,470m2
BL2 3 Bradshaw £2,050m2 £2,770m2 £3,350m2
BL2 6 Bradley Fold £1,500m2 £2,000m2 £2,570m2

Will Bradley Fold house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for BL2 6 (Bradley Fold). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for BL2 6 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Bradley Fold (BL2 6) over time
House price trends for Bradley Fold

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Bradley Fold and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Bradley Fold data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Bradley Fold

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Bradley Fold. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Bradley Fold
House price heatmap for Bradley Fold

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Bury Road, Bradley Fold, BL2 6D 72m2 £1,245 25
Tarbet Drive, Bradley Fold, BL2 6L 75m2 £2,400 23
Oakenbottom Road, Bradley Fold, BL2 6D 73m2 £2,017 16
Bury Road, Bradley Fold, BL2 6J 90m2 £1,619 15
Gregory Avenue, Bradley Fold, BL2 6H 80m2 £1,396 15
Bury New Road, Bradley Fold, BL2 6Q 96m2 £2,319 13
Blenheim Road, Bradley Fold, BL2 6E 85m2 £1,768 13
Crompton Avenue, Bradley Fold, BL2 6P 78m2 £1,421 12

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Bradley Fold is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
169, Brodick Drive, Bradley Fold, Bolton £225,000
135 1,666
57, Forton Avenue, Bradley Fold, Bolton £155,000
79 1,962
23, Crompton Avenue, Bradley Fold, Bolton £120,000
77 1,558

See the entire list of all sales in Bradley Fold (BL2 6) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.